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Rotherham United: Hamshaw says League One heroes will be given a chance in the Championship

Matt Hamshaw.  Photo by Glenn Ashley.
Matt Hamshaw. Photo by Glenn Ashley.
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Rotherham first team coach Matt Hamshaw says last season’s heroes will be given the chance to shine in the Championship.

The Millers made an impressive, instant return to the second tier after a memorable 2-1 win extra-time win over Shrewsbury Town at Wembley in the League One play-off final last month.

Richard Wood’s deadly double did the damage as Paul Warne’s on-song side capped a fantastic season.

Hamshaw said: “We want to give these lads an opportunity [to play in the Championship].

“We do believe that there are lads here that can play in the Championship - and there are always lads that will raise their game when they get to the level.

“The vast majority are a young age, we believe there is progression in a lot of them.

“We know we need some additions, but we believe in this group and we want them to have the opportunity in the Championship.”

Recruitment is a priority for Millers’ boss Paul Warne, especially with no recognised right-back or experienced goalkeeper in his ranks.

“The process of recruiting has been underway for a long time now, it is now just making sure we get the right people who will add to what we have got,” added Hamshaw.

“We (myself and Paul) are in regular contact every day regarding everything at the club.

“I have been in Marseille on my Pro Licence, Warney and (assistant) Richie Barker are on holiday, but every day we have spoken to one another about recruitment and pre-season.

“We are advanced in some aspects but we all know when you feel a deal is going to be done, there is always the prospect of something else cropping up.

“We are still early in the process, the process was ongoing throughout the Play-offs, so we not behind in that respect.

We would like to think that in the next two to three weeks we’ll have some players through the door.”